Letter from the Founder

April 2022


“Causes, Content, and Collaboration…The Street Stands for Students”



The MacroMinds Foundation Charitable Investment Symposium is just a month away, taking place on May 18-19 in NYC.

We’ve been working away on this project, aimed at supporting 3 organizations that are having a meaningful impact on students and their families through an event that brings the investment community together to engage in mindshare.

Our agenda is substantial and for this, I am truly grateful to the speakers who’ve decided to donate their time and insights. We are in prep mode, doing Zooms with our moderators who also matter considerably and I also sincerely thank. Institutional knowledge is a critical part of carrying a high-end conversation and in this context, we have quite a group of moderators.

The quality of a conference is certainly about the speakers on stage. But it is also about attracting a diverse, sophisticated and highly engaged audience ready to interact and share perspectives. Two years into Covid it’s clear that in-person connection is good for us all, both for professional advancement and for our personal mindsets. I’m truly excited to host an event that brings us (back) together.

Lastly, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our sponsors. These contributions are meaningful investment dollars for our partner charities, helping them execute their missions. I’ve gotten to know and am really inspired by what they do. You will be as well! Rock The Street, Wall Street The Valerie Fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

If you think your firm might want to be involved in the symposium please reach out to me at dcurnutt@macroriskadvisors.com.


Sincerely, Dean Curnutt

Founder, MacroMinds Foundation

Dean Curnutt is Founder of Macro Risk Advisors, a firm that helps clients achieve superior investment results by providing valuable market insight and efficient transaction execution. Prior to forming MRA, Dean was Managing Director and Head of Equity Sales-trading at Banc of America Securities where he was a member of the Global Equities Management Team that set direction for the division. Dean is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and received the Hedge Fund Rising Stars Award from Institutional Investor. He serves on the Board of Blythedale Children’s Hospital and is the Founder of the MacroMinds Foundation.